Well folks. It’s our moment. The time has come for Austinites to be able to enjoy Ballast Point brews in the comfort of our own homes and local wateringholes.
Yes, nearly a year after the San Diego based brewery’s beers first penetrated the Texas market by landing exclusively in Dallas-Fort Worth, distribution is finally expanding to include Austin and Houston.
Pinthouse and Star Bar will also be having all-out Ballast Point launch parties on Monday, Jan. 7 with owner Jack White (the other Jack White) and VP of Marketing Earl Kight in attendance.
Pinthouse’s launch party on Monday will kick off at 6:30p.m. and will feature tappings of Sculpin IPA, Victory at Sea Imperial Porter, Yellowtail Pale Ale and Black Marlin Porter (and perhaps the opportunity to try a taste of Wahoo Wheat, Calico Amber and Big Eye IPA) and, of course, some brewery swag.
The Star Bar party the same night will feature tappings of Sculpin, Victory at Sea and Yellowtail.
No word yet on when bottles will arrive in Austin stores (though we’ve been promised some time in January). Rest assured, we’re on it and will update this post as soon as we get something a little more solid than Twitter gossip.